Research

Research relevant to the nature and environmental learning center community.

PC: National Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center, Naples, FL

The ANCA Blue Ribbon Report, May 2015

In 2014 ANCA commissioned the Blue Ribbon Report, a comprehensive report that explores what leaders in the field view as the societal and economic future of our industry over the next 25 years. The report identifies significant trends and developments and provides recommendations for how ANCA can continue to support the growth of nature centers in the future.

Nature Centers & Communities Study, March 2016

Nature centers hold tremendous potential to serve as hubs for learning and connection, not only between people and nature, but also between fellow community members. This study examined the relationship between nature centers and the people living around them – including both people who visit and people who don’t visit but still perceive value in a nature center existing in their community.

Read the Final Report Narrative 

Read the Final Report